Many homeowners underestimate the importance of having a great sprinkler timer to control their sprinkler system. A good timer will have all of the features you need such as rain delay, odd and even watering days, multiple start times and many more. As licensed irrigation specialists, at Superior Sprinkler Services we provide an endless variety of sprinkler timers that can be custom designed to suit the needs of your yard and your budget! Upon consultation, we will be happy to suggest a sprinkler timer perfect for your needs.
When choosing a sprinkler timer for your landscape design you must first divide the landscape into comparable zones. Sunny lawn areas all grouped together, drought tolerant shrubs in another zone, shaded areas or pots in the next. Each of these sections of the irrigated landscape will have different needs of irrigation frequency as well as the length of time the sprinkler timer will be set for each section or zone. Each type of landscape will require a separate program on the timer. Most sprinkler timers come with 2-4 programs.
Installing a sprinkler or drip system can be difficult and frustrating for homeowners. An ideal choice would be to use an irrigation controller, which can be your greatest help in conserving water and time. With the right controller, you will be able to apply the right amount of water, at the right time, for optimum plant growth.
There are two different lines of sprinkler timer hose end controllers, and commercial grade field controllers. Rainbird carries an innovative line sprinkler timers that are equipped with the advanced programming options you need. Examples include, four start times a day, run times in one minute increments, seven day calendars, rain delay, propagation and more. They all have easy-to-read LCD displays. The AC and the commercial grade battery power controllers have sensor connection capabilities for connecting a rain sensor, freeze sensor or a complete weather station.